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Research Animal Technician

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 04/20/2017
Working Title Research Animal Technician
Job Classification Research II
Department Name 13153-Research Support Services
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0050187
Hiring Range $20,904.00 - $32,760.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Animal Technician in the Shared Research Support Services. The incumbent will insure proper care of all animals in the facility, routinely inspect the facility to insure that it meets all Federal, State and Local requirements pertaining to the use and care of lab animals. The incumbent will also assist animal care supervisor in special procedures with some direction from research areas. Additional responsibilities include: accurate record keeping with regard to billing of facility, controlled drugs and supplies as well as time and effort of those supervised, and administering controlled drugs and drawing blood samples.

Education Required High School Diploma or GED
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelors degree in related field may be substituted for training program and certification

Required Licenses/Certifications

High school diploma or GED plus 5 years experience plus the completion of a technical school program for animal care Level II AALLAS certification

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter